The Writeidea Prize is a new national short story prize.
First Prize: £500
Five finalists’ prizes: £100 each
Tower Hamlets Prize: £500
The six finalists and local winner will be invited to read their stories alongside the judge, Alex Wheatle, at the Writeidea Festival on Sunday 16 November 2014 at 2.00pm.
The Festival takes place at the iconic Idea Store Whitechapel in the heart of London’s East End.
This year’s Festival includes readings and panel discussions from Tariq Ali, Jake Arnott (The Long Firm), Nick Cohen, Jill Dawson, poet Kate Fox, Tom Holland, Nikesh Shukla, and Wasafiri editor Susheila Nasta.
Judge: Alex Wheatle is the author of several novels including Brixton Rock and Brenton Brown. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2008.
Length: Stories must be a maximum of 4,000 words (no minimum).
Closing date: 31 July 2014
Entry to the prize is £5.00
or FREE to Tower Hamlets residents who are Idea Store members.